“3 Idiots” collects Rs 315 cr in 19 days
The film “3 Idiots” directed by Raju Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and released by Reliance Big Pictures has broken all the previous box office records for Indian films. The film has been watched by more than 6 crore people and collected over Rs 315 crore worldwide in just 19 days. The film stars Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya and Boman Irani.
In India, the second week occupancy of 3 Idiots fell by just 28% indicating a very strong word of mouth publicity for the film. Most multiplexes have added 14 to 21 new shows in the second week compared to the first, with 150 additional shows.
In the overseas market “3 Idiots” has beaten past records of all Indian films. It is the highest grossing Indian film ever to release in the US, Middle East, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Kenya, Fiji beating all previous records. In the UK, it has retained its position in the top 10 films at the British Box Office.